Texas school superintendents are squaring off to take bragging rights during Million Mile Month.

School districts across the nation – including California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas — are stepping out for the Million Mile Month challenge that began on April 1.

Charles Dupre, superintendent of Fort Bend Independent School District, said “around this time of year you can call me Mr. Million Mile.”

“This year, we at FBISD want somebody, anybody, to try to take away our Million Mile Month crown,” Dupre said in a You Tube video. “I dare your organization to join us this April in the Million Mile Month challenge.”

Killeen Independent School District quickly took up the challenge. Killeen ISD Superintendent John Craft fired back: “Hey Mr. Million Mile. This is Mr. Sole Man coming to you from Killeen Texas.’’

“We will accept your challenge the month of April for Million Mile Month. Our goal will be just over 200,000 miles. So, we hope you are ready because we here in Killeen ISD are certainly ready,’’ Craft said in a video posted on Twitter.

School districts are encouraging local communities – including students, teachers, families and friends – to join in the challenge.

Whether it is an employer fostering a culture of wellness or an individual wanting to stay healthy and motivated, the goal of April’s Million Mile Month is to engage individuals in the goal of achieving 1 million collective miles of physical activity to stay healthy.

In Million Mile Month, participants complete “miles” through the activity of their choice – from walking to swimming to cycling to yoga – and log them on the HealthCode website.

During the campaign, the program leaderboard is updated with miles from people all around the world.  As of April 26, global participants had logged more than 1 million miles and counting.

Since 2014, more than 36,400 participants from 50 states and more than 30 countries have covered more than 5.5 million miles.

Million Mile Month is a signature program of HealthCode. HealthCode’s mission is to empower people to live healthier, happier lives by engaging people year-round through community-focused, goal-based challenges and programs.

HealthCode creates activity challenges throughout the year and works with organizations of all sizes to encourage employees to embrace healthy lifestyles. Learn more about HealthCode’s corporate wellness programs here.

Follow HealthCode on Facebook and Instagram at @HealthCodeIAM. Follow us on Twitter @HealthCodeIAM and use the hashtag #MMM2018.

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